A mechanic just quoted me $224 for two rear bearings, $28 for rear axle seals, and $880 for labor. The car had been sounding like it was running hard and when they drove it today they noticed the seals were leaking and fluid was almost gone so they refilled with fluid and drove it again and made this recommendation.
Thoughts on the price?
I am unsure about these guys. Beginning of January I took it in because I could hear clanging under the car and when I looked underneath I saw the exhaust pipe was falling and hitting against something (they said it was the heat shield). Long story short $1900 later the entire exhaust system and catalytic converter (which they said had to get a Toyota manufactured part -not any other maker) - the car sounded bad the week after I picked it up -like a car that sounds like it has a hole in its muffler, you know? I moved out of the area and so now I"m bringing it back in to them because I spent on all that money on a new exhaust and it sounds nothing like a new exhaust system.
They quoted me the above -every time I get off the phone with them I feel like I’m being drained dry!